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September 8, 1945

Camping for Crippled Children

JAMA. 1945;129(2):176. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860360078037

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Physicians, teachers of crippled children and social service directors who are interested in the problem of the crippled child have long recognized a need for a source book of information dealing with the problem of summer camps for crippled children. In every community which is large enough to have well developed plans of care for crippled children, the importance of summer camps has been recognized and many camps for crippled children have been established throughout America. Some of these camps have been well planned and well equipped with adequately trained personnel and intelligently outlined programs. In some instances, however, the organizations which were attempting to establish these camps have lacked leadership which was prepared by training or experience to develop a program which would offer the maximum in benefits to the children whom they wished to serve. This book should be of great help to all those who are interested

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